Assessment of femoral neck fractures in the elderly with respect to morphology and mineral density


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Sorkun H. C. , Yay A. H. , Balcıoğlu E. , Özdamar S.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.75, pp.536-542, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.a2016.0013
  • Title of Journal : FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-542

Abstract

Background: Femoral neck fractures are among the major orthopaedic problems seen in the elderly and the annual mortality rate is high. The calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) ratio can be used as an indicator of osteoporosis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the microarchitectural structure of the fractured regions of femoral head as well as bone mineral density in female and male patients.